BIGGEST BADDEST Monster Amps

There have been a lot of posts on: “tube amps with balls” “amps to drive my 1 ohm, inefficient speakers” “amps for rock and roll” “Levinson, Krell, Bryston, Pass Labs etc” “sounds more powerful than its rating suggests” “despite low rating, puts out huge current” etc. But I somehow find these threads divergent and confusing […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Audio Research Corporation

Chris Martens: Reviews of products from the US-based firm Audio Research Corporation have frequently graced the pages of Hi-Fi+, so that I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the ARC factory in Plymouth, Minnesota (a suburb of the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area) to see how the firm’s components are made. What follows is […]

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DOUGLAS ADAMS: Buying his Subjective Audio Ltd system

Howard Popeck: Douglas Adams was one of our most gracious, humorous, gentle and fun customers at Subjective Audio. Coincidental with him getting a “serious” advance from his publishers for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, he commissioned me to put together “almost” the best system money could buy. It was, apart from the turntable, a full […]

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